A Sock Monkey Kind of Birthday

A Sock Monkey Kind of Birthday
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Do you have friends who adore sock monkeys?  I have one such friend, and when I see sock monkey prints, it’s hard not to be one of those people who floods him with sock monkey gifts and pictures.  I bought some sock monkey tissue paper for future use, plus at least one of each sheet of sock monkey paper made by Moda for Daisy D’s.  A friend was selling her used Stampin’ Up! sock monkey stamp set, so I bought it with my friend in mind.  Fast forward to his birthday, when I could finally use this stuff!

Sock Monkey Birthday Card

Sock Monkey Birthday Card

I layered the sock monkey paper and wrote the sentiment on the back of one of the paper pieces.  I didn’t have light blue brads, so I colored two white ones with a Copic alcohol marker.  I used a craft knife to carefully cut around the giant monkey on a pogo stick and used double-sided puffy adhesive to make him bounce off the page.  🙂

Inside the sock monkey card

Inside the sock monkey card

Normally, I wouldn’t stamp anything on the inside of the card, but I was dying to use this sock monkey stamp!  I colored the little guy with markers and added dimensional eyes to both of the monkeys’ faces.  Then I stamped his hate on the card and then again on paper that I colored, cut out, and glued.  The balloon is actually an eyelet, and I attached it after I drew the string.

Fortunately, my sock-monkey-loving friend liked it.  🙂  He said, “Most amazing birthday card EVER!” so that pretty much made my day.

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About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

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